Mulatos - Barranca Mulatos



This section of the Rio Mulatos has numerous Class III rapids and several Class IV rapids. Notable rapids in the Barranca Mulatos include Amargosa, Saucito, Unscathed, and Dos Mas. At very low flows, it is necessary to line the boats through nearly all of these rapids and many more. Although the Rio Mulatos has a moderate gradient overall, the rapids in the beautiful Barranca Mulatos are quite challenging; they are pool-drop in nature and at some water levels may be difficult or impossible to scout.  Boat scouting and read-and-run skills are necessary. Some of the passages are tight and may be difficult for heavily loaded rafts, even at optimal flows. Things get even tighter at low water and smaller boats are recommended. Above, and especially below the barranca are many miles of mellower water in the flat to Class II range.


Neil Nikirk
Class IV to V-
Current Flow Visual or Unknown
Recommended Flow Minimum: 750.0
Average: 2000.0
Maximum: 5000.0
Typical Season Begins: July
Ends: September
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: No
Packrafting: Yes
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge Visual or Unknown
Length 50.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 20.0 FPM